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e-News October 22nd 2015
Principal's e-Newsletter
October 22, 2015
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Upcoming Events
Outta Uniform Dress

Halloween Party with Marian Park/SADD Haunted House

SFSO Mass and Brunch; 10:00am (Kuhn CAC)

10/26/2015 » 10/30/2015
Red Ribbon Week

Alumni Memorial Mass; 10:00am

All School Liturgy - Feast of All Souls Day

11/3/2015 » 11/6/2015
Boy's Kairos

Jostens Sophomore Class Ring Order Information Assembly
Faculty In-Service - Students Dismissed at 12:10 p.m. (Periods 1-4)
Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon & Evening hours

Faculty In-Service - Students Dismissed at 12:10 p.m. (Periods 5-8)
Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon hours

Junior Retreat

School Board Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 6:30pm

Jostens Sophomore Ring Order Collection - Lunch Periods & Family Night - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Jostens Make-Up Senior Cap, Gown & Graduation Announcement Orders Collection - Lunch Periods

11/13/2015 » 11/14/2015
Fall Play

Jostens Make-Up Sophomore Ring Order Collection - Lunch Periods

NCAA Eligibility Information Program for Student Athletes & Parents - 7:00 p.m. - Spartan Theater

Open House Program begins at 6:00 pm

Parents' Organization Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 6:30 p.m.
Note from the Principal
Congratulations Boys' Golf Team!  IHSA State Runner Up!
Coach Greg Baresel, Kevin Doherty, Connor Buckley, Conor Reinke,
Ryan Keefe, Luke Armbrust, Jonathan Nocek 

Blessings to you and yours,

Raeann Huhn
St. Francis High School
Service Opportunity
Come by KRas' Room 1207 after school on Thursday, October 29th for an informational meeting about the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. The meeting will run from 2:40-3:10pm, and you will receive information about how to volunteer with the organization throughout the year and at events like the Special Olympics. All are welcome!
Boys' Kairos
Registration for Boys' Kairos is being extended through the weekend.
The forms are are available in the Pastoral Ministry Office or on our website. Link to forms
Forms and payments are due NO LATER THAN Monday, October 26th.
If there are any questions, please have your son contact Mrs. Mercadante or Mr. Page.
Advanced Placements Awards
Congratulations to the following current and former St. Francis students who were recently designated to receive AP Awards for their performance on Advanced Placements exams in spring of 2015. Fifty students received AP Awards for 2015 testing.

AP Scholar: These 25 students have received grades of at least 3 or better on three or more AP Exams.

Current Seniors: Joseph Ayres, Matthew Bandusky, Karina Chan, Chelsea DiValerio, Nicholas Kavouris, Brandon O'Kasick, Timothy Pisarski, Michael Rueth, Emily Whiteside, and Annika Zdon

Class of 2015 Graduates: John Buchholz, Adam Camp, Michael DeRaimo, Tiana Dixon, Matthew Humes, Annemarie Jagielo, Regan Kasprak, Samantha Kenny, Michael Kulisz, Larissa Masnyk, Sofia Melgoza, Elisabeth Reuter, Matthew Seikel, Parker Sitley, and Spencer Stibbe

AP Scholar with Honor: These 8 students have received an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

Class of 2015 Graduates: Danielle Ament, Mary Boken, Nicola Dama, Teresa Foral, Amanda Imbrogno, Christopher Markelz, Katelyn Martin, and Kyra Stompanato

AP Scholar with Distinction: These 17 students have received an average grade of 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Class of 2015 Graduates: Monica Allgaier, Thomas Brundage, Jessica Bullock, Ethan Dean, David Johnson, Brendan Killian, Margaret Kliebhan, Zhiyu Lin, Daniel Malek, Lisa Mordell, Alessandra Napoli, Colin O'Kasick, Rachel Parisi, Thomas Peplow, Nathan Rourke, Jenna Sgarlata, and Kristen Von Bampus
On October 27 
St. Francis High School will MIX IT UP at LUNCH
What is Mix It UP at Lunch?
On October 27, we will encourage our students to join hundreds of thousands of students around the country and stir things up in the school cafeteria. This event encourages students to identify, challenge & cross the social boundaries that divide schools & communities.

As at many schools, the cafeteria at lunchtime is a social map of our whole school. A map criss-crossed with boundaries. These boundaries can create divisions and misunderstanding in schools and can lead to bullying, harassment and violence. But by working to cross the barriers students can help create an environment that is characterized by less conflict and instead by more tolerance.

Please encourage your children to see what happens if they mix it up at lunch and swap seats in the cafeteria, step out of their comfort zone and sit somewhere new, with someone new.
Tuition Raffle Early Bird Winner!
Congratulations to the DeRaimo family,
the winner of the $2500 Early Bird Drawing!
Don't miss your chance to be eligible to WIN 2015-16 SFHS TUITION for one student, equivalent college tuition or $10,000 Cash!
Purchase your tickets online from the SFHS website, or send in a check and related stubs to the school office for a chance to win!
15 Ticket for $200, 6 Tickets for $100, 1 Ticket for $20
The Grand Prize will be drawn at the annual auction on Sat., March 5th.
Winner need not be present to win. All raffle prizes are subject to state & federal taxes.

Please contact Mike Plamondon with any questions or 847-212-1538
Fly the Flag of
You may have noticed the Cub's "W" flag on the flagpole outside the Spyglass Athletic Center. Congratulations to Mike and Jeanne Mayor who purchased the privilege of flying the FLAG OF THEIR CHOICE for one month on the SFHS flagpole at last year's Auction. Show your spirit and fly the flag of your favorite team, college or family crest. This opportunity will be available at the at the annual Ensuring Our Future auction, ALL THAT JAZZ on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Beware of Packer Fans!
The Sweetest Thing - St. Francis Fashion Show
Friday is the last day for model registration! Sign up online now.

RSVP for our annual St. Francis Fashion Show on Sunday, November 22 at Bobak's in Woodridge. Reply online by November 6 for Early Bird pricing and your chance to purchase the Sweet Serendipity experience, including your chance to win the "sweetest" seats in the house at the VIP table.

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Winter sports registration is now open
Winter sports registration is now open. Please logon to to register. If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at
Adventure Club
The Adventure Club has some exciting events planned for the rest of this fall and winter. October 27: Indoor Rock Climbing; November 13: Laser Quest & dinner at Portillo's; January 14: Indoor Skydiving at iFly Naperville. Registration is limited to 14 participants per event and registration is open NOW. Please see Ms. Fairhead for forms & details.

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